Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) is the umbrella organisation for the 12 Regional Orienteering squads based on the British Orienteering Regions.
JROS was set up to further develop the junior orienteering talent which is nurtured by the Regional Squads.
Archive of past locations and results, including analysis of regional performance.
Updated in Nov 2019
The Lagganlia training camp was based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp ran Saturday 20th July – Saturday 27th July 2019
Both Lagganlia and Deeside 2020 will take place from 18 July (arrival) to 25 July (departure).
Stockholm will take place from 18-30 August.
Gothenburg will take place from 22-31 August.
In addition, JROS will run a UKCC Lv2 coaching course at Lagganlia from 13 July (arrival) to 17 July (departure);
contact for further information.
A small team of volunteers is needed to make the Hawkshead weekend for M/W16’s on the 22nd/24th November happen.
The following web form is available for folk to express interest in staffing the weekend. It is likely that staffing for the weekend will be over-subscribed, but it nevertheless is felt to be important to share the opportunity.
Places will be offered based upon the roles that need to be filled - these are detailed in the application webform which will be submitted to the Hawkshead organisers.
The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp runs from Saturday 17th August to Monday 26th August 2019
Selections now available
The Deeside training camp is based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for M/W16’s born in 2002 and M/W15’s born in 2003. The camp is for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp runs from Saturday 20th July – Saturday 27th July 2019
Selections now available
What are the Objectives of JROS?
In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;
- Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
- Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
- To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
- Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
- To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches
How does it seek to meet these objectives?
Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then. These comprise: Lagganlia for MW14s and some MW15s, Deeside for MW15 and 16s, Stockholm for MW16s and 17s, and Gothenburg for MW20s, 19s, and some 18s.
Since 2009, JROS has organised the Hawkshead training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.
JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches; it will host another UKCC Lv2 coach training course in 2020, and it will seek to host further courses in the future.
‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion
as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)